Scores and tasting notes from top wine critics (for your holiday consideration)
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Scores and tasting notes from top wine critics (for your holiday consideration)

The following are just some of the scores and tasting notes published by leading wine critics in the United States, the United Kingdom, and Italy. Click here for the complete thread of our most recent accolades. Happy holidays, everyone! And happy holiday shopping! Suckling: “2015 a historical year for Montalcino,” 96 points for Barbi Brunello … Continue reading

Op-ed: Brunello can be “classic” but never “normal”
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Op-ed: Brunello can be “classic” but never “normal”

Our English-language blogger Jeremy Parzen proposes that blended, non-riserva Brunello should be referred to as “classic” instead of “normal.” Let’s just get this straight for once and for all: there’s nothing normale about Brunello di Montalcino. Nor is there anything normale about Barolo or Barbaresco. Ever since Italian wine began “trending” in the U.S. in … Continue reading

Nose, palate, and mind: “The Best Pairing for Aged Wine Is Already in Your Glass,” writes top wine writer Jameson Fink
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Nose, palate, and mind: “The Best Pairing for Aged Wine Is Already in Your Glass,” writes top wine writer Jameson Fink

“Can food overpower, or even eclipse the pleasures of a well-aged bottle of wine?” asks iconoclast wine writer (and one of our favorites) Jameson Fink in a recent post for top wine blog VinePair. “The greatest aged wines are complex and contemplative,” he posits. “Perhaps it’s better to appreciate their subtleties without disparate, competing flavors … Continue reading

Leading American wine blogger Cathrine Todd finds inspiration in a visit and tasting with Stefano
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Leading American wine blogger Cathrine Todd finds inspiration in a visit and tasting with Stefano

Photo by New York-based wine professional Cathrine Todd, author of the popular blog Dame Wine. “Stefano’s story of the saint of the family,” writes top American wine blogger Cathrine Todd: shows a man who found purpose by simply going to the streets and taking care of all that he could; Stefano has the same philosophy … Continue reading